Fallout 4 Creation Kit, the game's official modding tools, now in open beta on PC

PS4 and Xbox One users will get their hands on the Creation Kit over the next several weeks.


Today marks the debut of the Fallout 4 Creation Kit, Bethesda's official suite of tools for players, on PC in open beta form. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users will gain access to the toolset in June and May, respectively.

"The life of Fallout 4 in your hands is going to take us all places none of us anticipated," said Fallout 4 director Todd Howard in a Creation Kit video accompanying today's launch.

Howard's not kidding. Using the official toolset, players will be able to modify virtually anything: environments, quest lines, dialogue, weapons, characters—in effect, the world of Fallout 4 is your irradiated oyster.

The game's developer outlined their hopes, dreams, and goals for Creation Kit in a lengthy blog post. "For Fallout 4, our goal was to make Mods easier and more accessible than ever before – for both the creators and the players. By building an all-new system with Bethesda.net we’ve made a huge leap forward in achieving that."

You can download Creation Kit's open beta by logging in to Steam, right-clicking Fallout 4, clicking Properties, then Betas. Click "beta" from the drop-down menu, and wait for the game to update. When the update is finished, you should see a "[beta]" tag next to Fallout 4 in your library.

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